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Olympic Gold Medals Are Mostly Silver ... And Other Bizarre Facts | Posted 09.24.2012 | Weird News

The phrase "going for the gold" will be heard a lot in the next few weeks, but it's more accurate to say the Olympic athletes are "going for the gold-...

Olympic Gold No Winner In Real Value

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

Olympic gold medals aren't what they used to be. Sure, they still represent a lifetime of sweat and sacrifice. It's just that the medals themselves ha...

High-Flying Superstar Sarah Burke Dead at 29

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.21.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

After winning 4 X Games gold medals, Sarah was primed to fulfill her long-term vision and win Olympic gold in Sochi, Russia, 2014. That dream is not to be fulfilled.

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: Decorated Paraplegic Skier Defies Boundaries, Scales Mountains | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact

Chris Waddell was a star varsity skier on his way to becoming a Division One All-American when he first came across Diana Golden at a college race. Sh...

The Final Battle for Health Care Reform

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

The media have adopted the GOP's propaganda that whether health care reform passes or fails, it will be bad for the president and the Dems. The more they repeat this, the more people believe it's true.

Vancouver 2010: It's Not Over Yet!

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ali A. Rizvi

When Brian McKeever qualified to compete in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race at the Olympics, he made headlines. What distinguishes him from the rest is the fact that he is legally blind.

Bode Miller's Road to Redemption

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Bode Miller has always been my poster child for the attitude to have toward sports competition He never cared about results, only about skiing "as fast as the natural universe will allow," as Bode put it in his autobiography, Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun.

Live from Vancouver: Nesbitt wins for Canada!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jack Hidary

Nesbitt was able to clinch the top spot despite being behind in the first lap and a half of her race. Tremendous surge at the end.

Under Pressure -- Not Just Another Day at the Office

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

I know personally, from both successful and tragic Olympic experiences, that once the Games are over, no matter what the outcome, there's always a feeling of being able to finally exhale.

A Different Look at the Olympics From an Insider

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

I know how much pressure these athletes are under and how hard it is to compete under the scrutiny of the media, fans and spectators.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

Did Economists Correctly Predict Who Would Win In Beijing?

Slate | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, I wrote about economic models that aimed to pre-empt thousands of hours of television coverage, s...

Gold Diggers: Why Only One Medal Matters to the Chinese

LiLi Tan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
LiLi Tan

This gold-medal excellence shouldn't be feared or seen as unsportsmanlike. But at a deeper level, taking the most golds will confirm to the Chinese people that their leaders have been doing right all along.